Corrective Chiropractic Care

Wood, et al, demonstrated a high prevalence of disc herniation (37%) and spinal cord deformation (29%) on MRI of the thoracic spine in asymptomatic individuals. Cornips, et al, found they may be present long before they produce symptoms



orrective chiropractic care seeks to address the underlying structure and functional capacity of your spine.  Your life is a direct reflection of your ability to function properly in an efficient way yielding optimal performance and sustained energy.  This function is controlled and coordinated by one thing, your central nervous system.  The nervous system is made up of your brain and spinal cord (the central nervous system) and all the nerves that exit your spinal column (the peripheral nervous system).  Those exiting nerves provide function to every organ, cell and tissue in your body.  Simply put deviations from normal spinal structure will cause compressions, irritations, and impedances in the nerve flow throughout those specific nerves, ultimately disrupting the coordinate of signals through your entire body.  Your spinal column and the health of your nervous system are absolutely critical components to your health.

You take care of your teeth daily (‘dental hygiene’) and you don’t brush your teeth because they’re in pain, right?  Has any doctor has taught you about ‘spinal hygiene’? Unfortunately, the common answer to that question is going to be no.  Braces cost several thousand dollars, and address the structure of your teeth.  Root canals and tooth surgeries can be costly investments.  But here is the thing, technically (although you probably don’t want to) you can replace your teeth!  Your spine is exponentially more important and waiting to the point where you need a surgery means your body is in distress and that surgery is going to cost closer to hundreds of thousands of dollars.  Unforunately, that’s too late.  And you can’t replace your spine.  You get one chance and your life literally depends on it.  Here’s how we set the benchmark for Quality of Life at Advanced Spinal Institute.

Wood KB, Garvey TA, Gundry C, et al. Magnetic resonance imaging of the thoracic spine. Evaluation of asymptomatic individuals. J Bone Joint Surg Am 1995; 77:1631–8.

Cornips EMJ, Janssen MLF, Beuls EAM. Thoracic disc herniation and acute myelopathy: clinical presentation, neuroimaging findings, surgical considerations and outcome. J Neurosurg (Spine) 2011;14: 520–8.

State-of-the-art analysis of the musculoskeletal system starts with computerized analysis of your posture.  The measurements determined by the software program help your team of doctors and providers determine the most effective and safe plan of care.

The chiropractic physicians at Advanced Spinal Institute use the industry’s leading X-ray systems available on the market today.  The precision and clarity provided by our cutting edge X-ray systems better enable our team of doctors to identify the cause of your condition(s) and determine the best course of treatment for you.  We also use PostureRay, the most comprehensive biomechanical software available to measure spinal problems.

Chiropractic adjustments are performed with as much specificity as possible to ensure the highest safety and effectiveness.  Adjustments using the Chiropractic Biophysics technique enable our doctors to use various types of adjustments including low force “instrument” adjustments and “drop table” adjustments in addition to more traditional chiropractic adjustments.  We cater to the preference of each patient and will never force a patient to get adjusted in a way they are not comfortable.

Biomechanical spinal traction can be done for pain relief.  At Advanced Spinal Institute, we approach it differently.  Spinal traction is specifically utilized and designed to correct the underlying structural misalignments of your spine and posture.  So while we will help you relieve your pain, our goal is much bigger!  We essentially have unlimited ways we can traction the spine for correction of alignment based on your specific spinal structure and your specific needs.

(Special thanks to my colleagues Dr. Joe Betz of Modern Chiropractic Center in Idaho and Dr. Jason Miller of Posture Works for borrowing their traction set ups while our Clinic gets built out.)

At Advanced Spinal Institute, our team of chiropractic physicians include nationally renowned clinicians with vast training and experience in postural correction exercises and related procedures.  We will reeducate you on the importance of the spine and set very specific goals with each patient that includes an at-home exercise program.  The goal is to continuously improve your spinal health both inside the clinic and with new habits in your everyday life.  Our postural correction is a multifaceted approach, design and delivered in multiple components: client (per visit), home exercises (daily) and ergonomics (daily/weekly).

Functional movement exercises help patients regain, restore and increase their strength and stability.  The benefits far exceed clinic use and translate into improved life function and movement.  Functional movement exercises will allow you to achieve new levels of performance in even the most routine activities and hobbies.  You’ll enjoy life with greater ease and less pain!  In addition, with your rediscovered strength and improved performance, we will equip you with the level of knowledge to start thinking preventatively.  You’ll be in a position to significantly decrease your chance of reinjury in the future.

We take a serious approach to nutrition at Advanced Spinal Institute.  If body recomposition is something that interests you, then you’ve come to the right place!  Body recomposition is geared towards helping you achieve a fitter, leaner (and above all and most importantly) healthier you!  Whatever your goals, we can help you achieve them through a no-nonsense, science-based, whole foods diet.  The benefits of an improved physical appearance are really just one aspect.  We will tailor a plan for your that will result in sustained energy, optimal performance, mental clarity and focus.  Be prepared to enjoy your life in a new way!\